Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 21

MEDICAL TRAVEL COMPANIONS: THE UNSUNG CAREGIVERS By: Laura Carabello, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News wphealthcarenews.com – Among those who travel across the country or around the world to seek affordable, quality healthcare, 83 percent travel with a companion. Whether undergoing treatments or recovery, the physical and moral support that these caregiver/companions bring to

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 21

5 Medical Conditions That Cost More Than $15K Per Hospital Stay  Fiercehealthcare.com - Heart valve disorders lead the list of the most expensive medical conditions with the highest average cost per inpatient stay, according to an analysis by Business Insider. CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to

Health Datapalooza: Largest US Domestic Employer Travel Surgery Programs — April 26, 2018

LEARN FROM THE MASTERS IN DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE PURCHASING: 2018 HEALTH DATAPALOOZA Lisa Woods, Sr. Director Health Care Benefits Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD Medical Director, Center for Health Care Solutions Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington Ruth Coleman, RN, MA Founder Health Design Plus MODERATOR Laura Carabello CPR Strategic Marketing Communications Editor & Publisher: www.medicaltraveltoday.com and www.usdomesticmedicaltravel.com Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:45–12:00

Volume 9, Issue 20: Axial Benefits Group: Full-service Benefits Company Specializing in Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions

Dear Colleagues, This month our spotlight interview highlights Michael J. Rodgers, Jr., Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group. In this exclusive interview, we learn exactly how Axial Benefits Group successfully specializes in Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions for mid-size companies and direct contracting with hospitals and providers to build their own HMO

Spotlight: Michael J. Rodgers, Jr., Principal and Managing Partner, Axial Benefits Group

About Michael J. Rodgers, Jr. As the Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group, Mr. Rodgers brings his extensive background in health and welfare plans to Axial's clients. He has been pioneering Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions since 2009 specializing in assisting medium and large corporations, many of whom have multi-state locations, with the development

Volume 9, Issue 20: Industry News

PRESS REALSE: MUNICH AIRPORT AND LUFTHANSA START TESTING OF HUMANOID ROBOT IN TERMINAL 2 "Josie Pepper" to provide information to passengers. February 15, 2018 - She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, "Josie Pepper" the robot will be answering questions for passengers in

Volume 9, Issue 20: News in Review

Cancer Survival Rates Vary Across the World  HealthDay.com - Cancer survival rates are improving worldwide, but poorer countries are seeing less improvement than wealthier ones, a new study shows. First Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum Traveltradeweekly.travel - Themed Reimagining Experience, the first Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum is taking place on February 20

Volume 9, Issue 19: The Emerging Health & Travel Insurance Company and Agency You Want to Know About

Dear Colleagues, This month our Spotlight Interview highlights Griselle Chernys, CEO, PayerFusion Holdings and WellAway Limited. With 30+ years’ experience, Chernys, is one of the most honored healthcare administrators and healthcare management entrepreneurs in the field today. Read on to learn about the fascinating dynamics of WellAway Limited, a unique company that provides

SPOTLIGHT: Griselle Chernys, CEO, PayerFusion Holdings and WellAway Limited

About Griselle Chernys Griselle Chernys, is one of the most honored healthcare administrators and healthcare management entrepreneurs in the field today.  She has 30+ years’ experience across all stakeholder perspectives in health-care, from hospital administration and claims administration to physician practice management and revenue cycle models for both insurers and

Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 19

Why Should You Travel for Hip Surgery? Guest Post By: Jennifer Dawson, editor, Defend Your Health Hip injuries are surprisingly common, particularly in older people, but they are also a common sports injury. Osteoporosis in older adults is caused by the weakening of the bones and decrease in bone density. To help prevent